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Real Estate Investment and Finance is designed to give you a broad knowledge and understanding of property within national and international investment markets and with the skills needed to research, analyse and advise on investment decisions accordingly. Read more

Programme Background

Real Estate Investment and Finance is designed to give you a broad knowledge and understanding of property within national and international investment markets and with the skills needed to research, analyse and advise on investment decisions accordingly. It provides those from varied professional and academic backgrounds with an entry into the real estate profession while also enhancing the knowledge and skills of those already employed in the field. Including complementary courses in other aspects of economics and the built environment, this programme gives students an intensive, diverse and well-rounded education.

On completion of this programme graduates will be able to:

· Convey knowledge and understanding of, and apply specialist skills within, scientific, technical and business areas of landed property, and real estate investment.
· Draw upon a sound foundation of knowledge and understanding of the practices and procedures of surveying and the property industry.
· Demonstrate sophisticated intellectual and research skills proficient for a professional career.
· Evaluate complex problems and formulate original ideas and proposals relevant to the real estate investment market.
· Appreciate the values, ethics, responsibilities and rules governing professional general practice surveying, and the need for professional integrity when advising clients.

Professional Recognition

This MSc programme is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

Programme Structure

For the MSc, students undertake eight taught courses plus the research dissertation. Students on the Diploma programme take eight taught courses. Students can opt to complete a total of four courses and graduate with the Heriot-Watt University Postgraduate Certificate. Each taught course represents 150 hours of student effort and the dissertation represents 600 hours.

Semester 1
· Real Estate Economics
· Real Estate Appraisal and Valuation 1
· Macroeconomics, Finance and Built Environment
· Spatial Planning (Edinburgh)
· International Planning and Property Law (Distance Learning/Dubai)

Semester 2
· Real Estate Investment Analysis
· International Property Markets and Investment
· Real Estate Appraisal and Valuation 2
· Real Estate Development

The programme is offered on a full time study basis (12 months) or part time on a day-release basis (24 months). The programme is also offered via attendance-free distance learning.

Many of our distance learning students are in highly demanding employment. These students can opt to reduce the level of study per year and increase the study period to a maximum of seven years.

Arrangements can be made for distance learning students to sit exams at a number of centres throughout the world. Students receive comprehensive course study packs by post. A PC with e-mail and Internet access is necessary for those students to gain the fullest learning experience from the programme.

Graduate Opportunities

This programme is aimed at those who aspire to, or are already working in the real estate investment market. Students come from a range of backgrounds in international professional practice, consultancy and the public sector and use the knowledge and skills gained in this internationally recognised postgraduate qualification to enhance their career development in their chosen field. In addition, the programme’s modular structure assists students in contributing effectively to meet the CPD requirements of their professional bodies. This programme has been developed to provide graduates with a broad knowledge and understanding of property as an asset class within national and international investment markets and with the skills needed to research, analyse and advise on investment decisions accordingly.

Graduates of this programme are highly sought after in the real estate industry, and some of our graduates have gone on to work within companies such as Standard Life and Scottish Widows, and for major consultancies Jones Lang LaSalle, CBRE and Cushman & Wakefield.

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A Cass Masters degree is your gateway to a career in real estate.From Cass Real Estate you will get courses which. Equip you with the core skills required by the industry embracing valuation, financial analysis, development appraisal, market analysis and cash flow modelling. Read more
A Cass Masters degree is your gateway to a career in real estate.From Cass Real Estate you will get courses which:

• Equip you with the core skills required by the industry embracing valuation, financial analysis, development appraisal, market analysis and cash flow modelling.

• Are set in a framework of robust quantitative methods, financial and economic theory.

• With an emphasis on up to date industry techniques and practical tools taught hands-on in computer labs.

The MSc in Real Estate Investment requires a previous degree with a substantial quantitative element – which could be in social sciences like economics, geography or business so long as they have a good measure of statistics, econometrics, or in the sciences or engineering. Graduates from this course mostly enter the same businesses as those from the MSc Real Estate – indeed some go on to graduate entry programmes of the chartered surveyors – but will be qualified for more analytical roles within those businesses.

Visit the website: http://www.cass.city.ac.uk/courses/masters/courses/real-estate-investment#courses-details=1

Course detail

Overall the MSc Real Estate Investment could be labelled as a degree in finance which is focussed on real estate. Since the topics and methods you study are of interest to all real estate businesses, including the mainstream employers like chartered surveyors, the MSc Real Estate Investment may give you a wider choice of the role you play but it does not pre-determine what sort of firm you work for.

Term 1 of the course gives you a grounding in the core skills of the real estate professional. You cover basic appraisal methods applied to valuation, development and financing of investments, plus a quantitative methods module incorporates econometric modelling. Those techniques are put in a wider context through a module on real estate economics and an investment markets module which ranges across all asset classes and financial instruments

Term 2 is more about applications of those core skills and principles. In Capital Markets you cover the different forms of indirect real estate – REITS, core and opportunistic funds, and derivatives. In Debt Markets you take in mortgage lending, mezzanine finance, mortgage-backed securities. And in term two you look in more detail at the financial instruments based on real estate – REITs, Mortgage Backed Securities, derivatives. Portfolio risk management deals with the role of real estate in investment portfolios and the mix of assets within real estate portfolios.

In term three, you pick a set of three elective topics from around six modules specific to real estate plus a range run by other Cass Masters programmes – some of them taught on trips to locations outside the UK. So you can focus on:

• Core real estate topics like building management, sustainability, residential markets.
• Or pick up on more general topics such as private equity and project management taught by experts from other Cass programmes.

And the last block of your course, the Business Research Project (BRP), is the one you design and build for yourself, in the form of a report of around 8,000 words submitted in August. We see the BRP as your opportunity to have a showpiece which shows potential employers what you know, what you can do, your ability to produce good-quality individual work.

Format

To satisfy the requirements of the degree programme students must complete:

• Eight core courses
• Three electives
• Business Research Project

Two Induction Weeks The MSc Real Estate Investment starts with two compulsory induction weeks, focused on:

• an introduction to careers in real estate and the opportunity to speak to representatives from over 75 companies during a number of different industry specific fairs.

• a refresher course of basic financial mathematics, statistics, computing and electronic databases

Assessment

Assessment of modules on the MSc in Real Estate Investment, in most cases, is by means of coursework and unseen examination. Coursework may consist of standard essays, individual and group presentations, group reports, classwork, unseen tests and problem sets. Please note that any group work may include an element of peer assessment.

Career opportunities

In recent years, real estate students have been some of the most heavily recruited of all Cass MSc degrees because:

• From week one, we host recruitment visits from all the largest real estate employers – like CBRE, JLL, Cushman Wakefield, Savills – plus other firms in real estate fund management, development, finance.

• Our real estate specialists in the Cass Careers Service hold contacts with businesses across the industry, and will notify you of job opportunities as they come in through the year.

• You will have un-matched opportunities to network with professionals and employers across London’s vibrant real estate industry at seminars and an annual conference run by our students’ Real Estate Club, and through our mentoring scheme which matches you up with a Cass graduate, and through industry events outside Cass,

The largest proportion of our students go on to the graduate entry schemes of major firms of chartered surveyors in the UK, going through the RICS Assessment of Professional Competence to become qualified professionals.

The others go into a very wide range of employers and roles – with smaller niche agencies, fund managers, developers, investment banks, lending banks, public agencies, rating agencies, research companies, not to mention setting up their own businesses. Many will go on to professional qualifications outside real estate, such as Chartered Financial Analyst Institute.

Around half our students come from outside the UK, many of them take up jobs in other countries with the boost that a degree from Cass, accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, is a widely recognised and highly valued qualification world-wide. And they will generally find Cass real estate alumni already there to form the base of their professional network.

How to apply

Apply here: http://www.city.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/applying-to-city

Funding

For information on funding, please follow this link: http://www.city.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/funding-and-financial-support

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Why choose this course?. This new course is designed for those wishing to pursue a career in the real estate investment and finance business in international markets,. Read more
Why choose this course?
This new course is designed for those wishing to pursue a career in the real estate investment and finance business in international markets,

It is a fast-track conversion course for students with first degrees in subjects unrelated to real estate and construction.

The MSc International Real Estate Investment and Finance course offers:

- a foundation for a professional career in global real estate investment and finance markets
- an optional international field trip
- dedicated postgraduate resources
- accrediation from RICS
- part-time, full-time and CPD study options.

Course focus
The course focuses on real estate markets and institutions, appraisal, finance, investment and development valuation. It will develop the skills and abilities necessary as an adviser on these investment related aspects of the real estate profession.

Professional accreditation
The course is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), enabling successful graduates entry to the Assessment of Professional Competence (APC) of the RICS; a prerequisite for full Chartered Surveyor status.

Postgraduate scholarships
The School will be offering a number of scholarships for students commencing their studies on one of our postgraduate courses this year. Find out more about the scholarships at http://www.ntu.ac.uk/adbe-pgscholarships

Postgraduate open evenings
Our postgraduate open events are a great opportunity to meet our postgraduate teaching staff and students, visit the University, find out about the courses we offer, bursaries and funding opportunities.
Find out more and book your place at http://www.ntu.ac.uk/adbeopenevenings

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The programme aims to provide students with the specialist knowledge and skills necessary to enhance their careers in the International and UK real estate sector. Read more
The programme aims to provide students with the specialist knowledge and skills necessary to enhance their careers in the International and UK real estate sector.

COURSE OVERVIEW

This programme is delivered on a part time block release basis.

Its specific objective is to provide students with a structured but flexible learning framework to enable students to fully understand real estate investment and financing decisions. The MSc Real Estate Investment and Finance Flexible programme is a blend of academic rigour and applied practical analysis. It also aims to provide students with a range of transferable skills applicable to other possible future career paths. Students will have had the opportunity to enhance their skills relating to career management, communication (both written and oral), information handling, numeracy, problem-solving, team working and use of information technology.

HOW WE TEACH YOU

Similar to corporate training methods, our flexible courses are based around relatively short periods of intensive study which are then reinforced by your experience in practice and web-based learning materials. You will attend the University for short blocks of study when there are opportunities to experience a range of learning methods. Each module runs for either 4 or 5 days and is held from Monday to Thursday or Monday to Friday. The timings of each module can be seen on the timetables available via the links below.

You are encouraged to contribute your own knowledge and experience in order to extend the learning opportunities. The flexibility of the courses means that there are no stages or parts to the degree. You work towards the Masters qualification by fulfilling requirements for 180 credits. There is also the possibility of gaining a Postgraduate Certificate (60 credits) or Postgraduate Diploma (120 credits). It is also possible to take individual modules as part of a Continuing Professional Development programme.

Our courses are designed and delivered by internationally-renowned experts, with a wealth of academic and professional experience. All of our courses are regularly updated to maintain their relevance in a rapidly changing industry.

EMPLOYABILITY

Students must be in relevant employment in order to undertake the programme. Their career prospects will be enhanced by the skills and knowledge gained on each of the modules.

Students will benefit from the networking opportunities with fellow real estate professionals afforded to them in the various modules.

The School of Real Estate & Planning has a worldwide reputation and a long history of providing postgraduate education in real estate. All our postgraduate programmes open up many options for employment in the real estate industry around the world.

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The online MSc and PG Diploma in Real Estate Investment Finance have been designed for real estate professionals across all sectors as well as fund managers and investment bankers who would like to gain a better understanding of real estate as a financial asset in an investment portfolio. Read more
The online MSc and PG Diploma in Real Estate Investment Finance have been designed for real estate professionals across all sectors as well as fund managers and investment bankers who would like to gain a better understanding of real estate as a financial asset in an investment portfolio. The programmes are practically based and offer the opportunity to share knowledge and experience in real life situations. Both the MSc and PG Diploma are available as online and open-learning programmes and offer students a flexible and innovative way to study. The programmes are supported by our Virtual Learning Environment as well as a series of Network Seminars which offer students face-to-face contact, input from experts in the field and opportunities to network, share work and study experiences. The programmes have been developed in close consultation with key specialists working in the industry and build on the successful CREIF programme that has been running in Asia for 8 years.

See the website http://www.brookes.ac.uk/studying-at-brookes/courses/postgraduate/2015/real-estate-investment-finance/

Why choose this course?

- The open-learning approach, online delivery and study support offer students a flexible and innovative way to study

- The courses are practically based and offer the opportunity to share knowledge and experience in real life situations.

- The four 'stand-alone’ core modules enable students to start the MSc or PG Diploma at any point

- Each module is organised around six learning packages allowing students to work at their own pace and keep track of their learning

- Network Seminars offer students face-to-face contact, input from experts in the field and opportunities to network, share work and study experiences.

- The courses have been developed in close consultation with key specialists working in the industry and build on the successful CREIF course that has been running in Asia for 8 years.

Approach to assessment

Each module is organised around six learning packages and progress is assessed through a combination of online tests, workbooks, problem-solving, analysis and report writing. Course work, assessment and feedback take place throughout each module and reflect the practical nature of the programmes. There are no formal exams.

Network seminars

Students will have the opportunity to attend Network Seminars throughout the programme. These will be locally based and will build on the practical approach of the programmes by incorporating sessions given by local practitioners. Students will be strongly encouraged to attend to benefit from the opportunities they offer: sharing work and study experiences; building professional networks and taking part in case-study presentations led by expert local practitioners.

How this course helps you develop

The programme intends to develop an online community for students and module leaders to share knowledge and experience in real life situations.

In addition, after the PG Diploma course, graduates would have the opportunity to take a four months training programme, Oxford Adapt, to become a chartered surveyor. The MSc course is accredited by the the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), so after the MSc course, graduates are entitled to apply for RICS graduate pathway to membership.

Free language courses for students - the Open Module

Free language courses are available to full-time undergraduate and postgraduate students on many of our courses, and can be taken as a credit on some courses.

Please note that the free language courses are not available if you are:
- studying at a Brookes partner college
- studying on any of our teacher education courses or postgraduate education courses.

Research highlights

Members of the REIF Team - Peter Dent, Michael Patrick and Ye Xu, authored ‘Real Estate Property Markets and Sustainable Behaviour’ for the Natural and Built Environment Series (Routledge 2012).

Research areas and clusters

Many of our academic staff are involved in academic research and/or professional/commercial consultancy work. The Real Estate and Land Policy Group brings together expertise on a wide range of topics relating to the operation of land and property markets, real estate development and land and housing policy. A major part of our work is on the impact of land and housing markets/policy on broader development processes particularly for enhancing urban sustainability. This includes research themes which cover low carbon development, sustainable real estate, corporate social responsibility and urban equity. At the same time our research addresses broader market-based fundamentals such as valuation and emerging areas of research in real estate including behavioural finance. We have a strong track record of international comparative research including developing and transition economies while at the same time maintaining established areas of expertise on local and national topics.

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The distance learning Real Estate Investment Finance (REIF) programme has been designed for real estate professionals across all sectors, as well as fund managers and investment bankers who would like to gain a better understanding of real estate as a financial asset in an investment portfolio. Read more
The distance learning Real Estate Investment Finance (REIF) programme has been designed for real estate professionals across all sectors, as well as fund managers and investment bankers who would like to gain a better understanding of real estate as a financial asset in an investment portfolio.

The REIF programme is practically based and offers students a flexible and innovative way to study. The programme is delivered online and is supported by our Virtual Learning Environment, as well as a series of Network Seminars which offer students face-to-face contact, input from experts in the field and opportunities to network, share work and study experiences.

Why choose this course?

The REIF programme is delivered purely online, offering students a flexible and innovative way to study. The four 'stand-alone’ core modules enable students to start the MSc or PG Diploma at any point. Learning is supported via a series of online webinars, videos and audio recordings.

Each module is organised around six learning packages allowing students to work at their own pace and keep track of their learning. Network Seminars offer students face-to-face contact, input from experts in the field and opportunities to network, share work and study experiences. The REIF programme is practically based and offers the opportunity to share knowledge and experience in real life situations.

This course in detail

The REIF programme has been designed to be studied flexibly via distance learning (online). The PG Diploma can be completed within a minimum period of 1 year, or spread out to a maximum of 2 years. The MSc can be completed within a minimum period of 18 months, or extended to a maximum period of 5 years.

The programme consists of 4 core modules with two additional modules for the MSc REIF. Each core module has been designed around six learning packages and is a ‘stand-alone’ module to enable you to start the programme at any point.

For complete module details, see the website: http://www.brookes.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate/real-estate-investment-finance/

Careers and professional development

The programme provides an online community for students and module leaders to share knowledge and experience in real life situations. This is continued after you have completed the programme via the REIF Alumni Group on LinkedIn.

In addition, after the PG Diploma course, graduates would have the opportunity to take a four months training programme, Oxford Adapt, to become a chartered surveyor.

The MSc REIF is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), so after the MSc, graduates are entitled to apply for RICS graduate pathway to membership.

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This program delivers knowledge in global real estate and hospitality assets. It teaches students how to analyze and execute investment propositions in industries given the changing institutional and economic environment. Read more
This program delivers knowledge in global real estate and hospitality assets. It teaches students how to analyze and execute investment propositions in industries given the changing institutional and economic environment.

The CUHK MSc in Management of Real Estate and Hospitality Assets Program delivers world class and state of the art knowledge in global real estate and hospitality assets. The program of study is based in Hong Kong leveraging upon the locational advantage of Hong Kong as a leader of the real estate and hospitality industries in Asia.

The real estate industry is an important pillar of the economies in Asia and the hospitality industry is one of the largest and fastest growing industries in China and Asia. As the economies in Asia grow, the real estate industries in these economies also grow in prominence. The hospitality industry, in turn, is associated with real estate development, including hotels, serviced apartments, resorts, spas, theme parks, timeshares, shopping centers, airports, gaming, casinos and other entertainment venues.

In addition to the high quality standardized courses, this business program will specifically teach students how to analyze and execute investment propositions in the real estate and hospitality industries given the rapidly changing institutional and economic environment in Hong Kong, Mainland China and Asia. This program is suited to students who intend to pursue a management career in senior positions in the real estate, hospitality, investment banking and strategic consulting industries. The program is taught by the faculty members of the School of Hotel and Tourism Management of CUHK in conjunction with experienced and leading industry practitioners. Our mission is to nurture a new generation of thinkers and leaders to compliment the continued growth of the real estate and hospitality industries on a global scale.

Visit the website http://www.bschool.cuhk.edu.hk/index.php/programs/masters/msc-in-hospitality-and-real-estate-management/program-overview-msc-in-hospitality-and-real-estate-management-program

Program Aims

The MSc in Management in Real Estate and Hospitality Assets program aims to cultivate senior level management in these industries, with the objectives of allowing graduates to achieve the following:

- Develop a strategic mindset so that students are able to quickly identify and assess the critical issues in a complex deal and/or management situation. They would be able to apply the advanced and updated knowledge to solve business and management challenges in the highly competitive real estate and hospitality industries.

- Develop conceptual and creative thinking ability. They would be able to understand the changing macro forces that are shaping the global economy, industries and firms' performances. Students would be competent in analysing and interpreting quantitive and qualitative data and derive insights to make quality decisions that are creative and innovative.

- Develop interpersonal and networking skills and gain a greater awareness of how personal style and group dynamic influences the quality of leadership and decision-making.

- Capacity to manage strategic business issues in real estate and hospitality from a global perspective and to specialize in real estate and hospitality sector of investment banking and strategic consulting industries.

Career Prospects

This program is suited to students who intend to pursue a career in senior positions in the hospitality, real estate, investment banking and strategic consulting industries.

Program Brochure - http://www.bschool.cuhk.edu.hk/images/Master/MSc%20MRE%202016-17%20Leaflet.pdf

Find out how to apply here - http://www.bschool.cuhk.edu.hk/index.php/programs/masters/msc-in-hospitality-and-real-estate-management/apply-now-msc-hospitality-and-real-estate-management

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The MSc in Real Estate equips you for roles across the full spectrum of the real estate industry, and is open to those with previous degrees in any discipline. Read more
The MSc in Real Estate equips you for roles across the full spectrum of the real estate industry, and is open to those with previous degrees in any discipline. The absence of “investment” from the label does not mean you won’t be covering the financial and appraisal skills needed to work in fund management, banking or other areas of the investment industry.

This degree offers a choice of pathways, which you don’t have to choose between until your second term. If you are targeting the graduate-entry programmes of the London chartered surveying firms, one pathway gives you more UK-specific skills in law and taxation. If you are targeting jobs in investment, finance, development or expect to work outside the UK, the other pathway tilts toward more analytical skills and international markets.

Visit the website: http://www.cass.city.ac.uk/courses/masters/courses/real-estate

Course detail

The MSc in Real Estate opens up roles across the full range of our very diverse industry including surveyors, fund managers and banking for students with any previous degree.

If you aim to join the graduate entry programme of the major UK real estate employers and take the RICS Assessment of Professional Competence you can pick modules that tilt toward UK-specific topics in law, tax and applied valuation. If you aim to work in fund management, finance or outside the UK, you can tilt toward advance financial modelling and international markets. Either way, your choice will not pre-determine the jobs available to you. For all employers, a Masters from Cass is the most important thing, the mix of topics you have studied much less important.

Format

In our first term, you get get the portfolio of core skills that equip you to achieve that goal – taking in quantitative methods, investment appraisal, asset management and real estate economics.

In the second term, core module choices provide two learning “pathways”.

In term three, you pick a set of three elective topics from around six modules specific to real estate plus a range run by other Cass Masters programmes – some of them taught on trips to locations outside the UK. So you can focus on:

• Added core real estate topics like building management, sustainability, residential markets.
• Or on the investment aspects of the industry like REITs, real estate funds and portfolio construction.
• Or pick up on more general topics such as private equity and project management taught by experts from other Cass programmes.

And the last block of your course, the Business Research Project (BRP), is the one you design and build for yourself. It takes the form of a report of around 8,000 words submitted in August. We see the BRP as your opportunity to have a showpiece which shows potential employers what you know, what you can do, your ability to produce good-quality individual work.

Assessment

Assessment of modules on the MSc in Real Estate, in most cases, is by means of coursework and unseen examination. Coursework may consist of standard essays, individual and group presentations, group reports, classwork, unseen tests and problem sets. Please note that any group work may include an element of peer assessment.

Career opportunities

In recent years, real estate students have been some of the most heavily recruited of all Cass MSc degrees because:

• From week one, we host recruitment visits from all the largest real estate employers – like CBRE, JLL, Cushman Wakefield, Savills – plus other firms in real estate fund management, development, finance.

• Our real estate specialists in the Cass Careers Service hold contacts with businesses across the industry, and will notify you of job opportunities as they come in through the year.

• You will have un-matched opportunities to network with professionals and employers across London’s vibrant real estate industry at seminars and an annual conference run by our students’ Real Estate Club, and through our mentoring scheme which matches you up with a Cass graduate, and through industry events outside Cass,

The largest proportion of our students go on to the graduate entry schemes of major firms of chartered surveyors in the UK, going through the RICS Assessment of Professional Competence to become qualified professionals.

The others go into a very wide range of employers and roles – with smaller niche agencies, fund managers, developers, investment banks, lending banks, public agencies, rating agencies, research companies, not to mention setting up their own businesses. Many will go on to professional qualifications outside real estate, such as Chartered Financial Analyst Institute.

Around half our students come from outside the UK, many of them take up jobs in other countries with the boost that a degree from Cass, accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, is a widely recognised and highly valued qualification world-wide. And they will generally find Cass real estate alumni already there to form the base of their professional network.

How to apply

Apply here: http://www.city.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/applying-to-city

Funding

For information on funding, please follow this link: http://www.city.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/funding-and-financial-support

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The MSc Real Estate Finance programme will help you understand real estate in the context of the international financial markets. Read more
The MSc Real Estate Finance programme will help you understand real estate in the context of the international financial markets. It is designed to prepare you for a career in finance or investment management where you will be required to evaluate property investments against equity, fixed income and other financial derivative products. The flexibility of this programme also prepares you to pursue a more general career within the finance and real estate sectors.

COURSE OVERVIEW

This programme provides the key applied, quantitative and conceptual skills sets needed to make the complex decisions required in the modern real estate finance and investment sectors.

The programme is offered jointly by the School of Real Estate & Planning and the ICMA Centre, with core modules providing coverage of the key underlying skills in both real estate and finance. The elective modules allow students to deepen that knowledge and to focus their studies on areas of particular interest. Students will gain a thorough understanding of the application of finance and investment in the context of real estate through a programme that combines academic rigour and commercial relevance.

HOW WE TEACH YOU

Our programmes are designed and delivered by internationally-renowned experts, with a wealth of academic and professional experience. All of our programmes are regularly updated to maintain their relevance in a rapidly changing industry.

Our teaching received an excellent score in the most recent independent Teaching Quality Assessment (TQA), highlighting our commitment to maintaining a world-class learning environment. You will enjoy access to our cutting-edge research, both academic and industry, ensuring that you remain at the forefront of the field.

We believe that our students should have access to good quality resources and, in addition to the facilities offered by the University, we fund a professionally staffed Resource Centre. MSc Real Estate Finance students have access to a variety of databases, from both Real Estate & Planning and ICMA, including Bloomberg; SNL Financial; Thomson Reuters; Datastream and Costar.

Most of the modules on the programme are specifically dedicated to the MSc Real Estate Finance. Students therefore obtain the benefit of both highly focused modules and small group teaching.

We aim to create a stimulating academic environment; you will be encouraged to develop individual interests and general skills as a basis for a career in the property industry, a related field or for further study.

EMPLOYABILITY

This programme is ideal for those wishing to pursue a successful career in real estate finance, investment management and research. Since its launch, graduates from the MSc Real Estate Finance have secured employment at a variety of firms, including JP Morgan, Unibail-Rodamco, Schroders, CBRE Finance, LaSalle, LNR Partners, ICG Longbow, DTZ, Grosvenor and Knight Frank.

Students are supported by a dedicated careers adviser and the Reading Real Estate Foundation. Our innovative mentoring programme pairs students with professionals in the industry, both in the UK and overseas.

The School of Real Estate & Planning has a worldwide reputation and a long history of providing postgraduate education in real estate. All our postgraduate programmes open up many options for employment in the real estate industry around the world.

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The real estate markets have become global. That urges for real estate professionals who are trained in integrating financial and economic-geographic skills with knowledge of local institutions. Read more
The real estate markets have become global. That urges for real estate professionals who are trained in integrating financial and economic-geographic skills with knowledge of local institutions.

The real estate markets have become global, making the real estate profession an international enterprise. At the same time global, commercial brokers report huge differences among local real estate markets. That urges for real estate professionals who are trained in integrating financial and economic-geographic skills with knowledge of local institutions.

The Department of Economic Geography at the University of Groningen is one of the leading centres in Continental Europe in real estate. It offers a Master of Real Estate Studies that integrates financial engineering, location theory and planning.

Why in Groningen?

The master in Real Estate Studies is based on economic geography and planning, rather than financial or business studies and technical sciences. This gives the course in Groningen a unique profile compared to other master programs in real estate. The program has a multidisciplinary character.

Job perspectives

Many graduates find jobs as market researchers or real estate consultants in a company, consultancy or government agency, or become a concept or property developer at a real estate investor. Graduate students find work as a research manager or portfolio manager at a real estate investor. Several people opt for an academic career at the university. In practice, graduates mostly do policy work, both in the private sector as well as at the local, regional and national government.

Research

The program of the master in Real Estate Studies is related to the major research sub-disciplines in spatial sciences. Interim results of the research projects are integrated in to the course.

Research in geography & planning focuses on the interrelationship between property and spatial environment. Geographical and planning literature provides insight into how location decisions are made and the role of institutions. These aspects are reflected in courses like 'property and land markets' or 'real estate development'. The research in economic geography focuses on a deeper understanding of choice of locations. This choice is based on economic and financial motives. In the research in real estate development, the interests of various economic actors are important; the landowner, the developer, the builder, the investor and owner / user. The spatial economic and financial-economic research provides insight into the considerations. The business and management-oriented studies contribute to understanding the value chain and processes in real estate development. These aspects are reflected in subjects like 'finance', 'property investment' and 'property development'.

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This programme provides you with a detailed understanding of the global real estate industry and modern business principles, techniques and contextual conditions. Read more
This programme provides you with a detailed understanding of the global real estate industry and modern business principles, techniques and contextual conditions. The programme is tailored for those who anticipate a career with international professional real estate service advisers or corporate real estate management.

Why this programme

◾If you want to establish a career as a chartered surveyor, primarily as a member of the Management Consultancy or Commercial Property Professional Groups of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), this programme is designed for you.
◾You will understand how real estate can support the core activities of any organisation and enable you to make informed financial decisions through the application of real estate valuation and appraisal techniques.
◾There is significant input from industry in shaping our programme, including teaching on some courses, guest lectures and seminars. There are also informal opportunities to meet people from industry at open events and recruitment presentations. We will also support you in arranging professional work placements.
◾The programme is professionally accredited by the RICS.
◾An optional field trip to London will provide you with an insight into the complex socio-economic dynamics of city building and design through visits to high profile real estate, planning and regeneration projects. You will have the opportunity to both meet and speak with senior industry professionals and policy-makers involved in the delivery of major urban developments. Past trips have included visits to The Shard, Olympic Park, Crossrail, Battersea Power Station.

Programme structure

You will take a series of core courses and optional courses, and undertake a dissertation or a major project in real estate.

Core courses in semester 1 are multi-disciplinary in nature and use lectures, seminars, tutorials and cases studies to focus on the urban development and planning theories, principles and policies. These are necessary for you to build a thorough understanding of how urban areas and economics function. In addition, you will gain an appreciation of real estate values and apply valuation and appraisal principles and techniques in practice-based activities.

In semester 2, activities and assessments, field and team work, in addition to project and IT lab skills will further develop your core real estate and management skills.

Core courses
◾Advanced real estate valuation and appraisal
◾Development process
◾International real estate analysis
◾Managing strategic change
◾Professional practice, ethics and management
◾Project management
◾Real estate valuation and appraisal
◾Real estate markets
◾Strategic real estate management.

Optional courses
◾Development economics
◾Marketing management
◾Operations management
◾Real estate finance and investment.

Career prospects

There is a high demand for corporate real estate managers who can act on their own initiative, make decisive financial decisions, show leadership potential and adapt to changing circumstances. As a graduate of this programme, these are the kind of attributes we would expect you to possess.

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The MSc Real Estate is designed for those graduates with a non-property related degree who wish to cross over to the real estate discipline. Read more
The MSc Real Estate is designed for those graduates with a non-property related degree who wish to cross over to the real estate discipline. The programme is for anyone with an interest in the workings of real estate markets and property businesses. Core areas include development and investment appraisal, economics, sustainability, asset management, valuation, international real estate, land and housing market analysis. Graduates will gain the key skills necessary to embark across a wider range of employment opportunities at the local, national and international levels.

Visit the website: https://www.ulster.ac.uk/course/msc-real-estate-ft-j

Course detail

- Description -

The rationale of the Master's Programme in Real Estate is to provide an intensive postgraduate educational opportunity for able and motivated graduates wishing to be real estate professionals by making a career in property at local, national or international level. The subject matter is presented with an international perspective to reflect the increasingly strong role of property in today’s global business economy and to be of relevance to a career incorporating multinational organisations operating particularly in the UK, Europe, UAE, North America and Asia.

- Purpose -

The unique qualities which this programme will offer include integrating concepts in finance, investment and valuation with an understanding of the dynamics of property and capital markets. It will provide students with the capacity, skills and knowledge to provide analytical solutions within the property business environment.

- Teaching and learning assessment -

The Real Estate programme is delivered via a variety of lectures, seminars, computer tutorials, educational videos, practical exercises and study visits. Staff are encouraged to vary their teaching styles and facilitate small group teaching or break-out seminars as much as possible. Class sizes are kept small to ensure that students benefit from one-to-one support and tutorage. Modules are assessed through a mix/combination of coursework, examinations or practical exercises depending on the skills being assessed.

Career options

The programme is designed to provide a wide range of career opportunities for student choice. Employers include major real estate surveying firms, property investment and development companies, financial institutions, specialist research department/companies, governments and other public sector organisations around the world.

Real Estate professionals provide business advice on the purchase, sale, leasing and acquisition of commercial real estate including management of real estate portfolios to maximise the value of real estate as an asset class. Real estate players are able to creatively apply technical, legal and economic knowledge to deliver on a stakeholder’s property objectives and meet current business needs and future strategy.

This course is designed to prepare graduates for future employment in a number of the RICS APC Pathways, which include:

- Commercial Property Practice
- Residential Property Practice
- Valuation.

How to apply: https://www.ulster.ac.uk/apply/how-to-apply#pg

Why Choose Ulster University ?

1. Over 92% of our graduates are in work or further study six months after graduation.
2. We are a top UK university for providing courses with a period of work placement.
3. Our teaching and the learning experience we deliver are rated at the highest level by the Quality Assurance Agency.
4. We recruit international students from more than 100 different countries.
5. More than 4,000 students from over 50 countries have successfully completed eLearning courses at Ulster University.

Flexible payment

To help spread the cost of your studies, tuition fees can be paid back in monthly instalments while you learn. If you study for a one-year, full-time master’s, you can pay your fees up-front, in one lump sum, or in either five or ten equal monthly payments. If you study for a master’s on a part-time basis (e.g. over three years), you can pay each year’s fees up-front or in five or ten equal monthly payments each year. This flexibility allows you to spread the payment of your fees over each academic year. Find out more by visiting https://www.ulster.ac.uk/apply/fees-and-finance/postgraduate

Scholarships

A comprehensive range of financial scholarships, awards and prizes are available to undergraduate, postgraduate and research students. Scholarships recognise the many ways in which our students are outstanding in their subject. Individuals may be able to apply directly or may automatically be nominated for awards. Visit the website: https://www.ulster.ac.uk/apply/fees-and-finance/scholarships

English Language Tuition

CELT offers courses and consultations in English language and study skills to Ulster University students of all subjects, levels and nationalities. Students and researchers for whom English is an additional language can access free CELT support throughout the academic year: https://www.ulster.ac.uk/international/english-language-support

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This course is designed for non-cognate graduates intending to work in general practice surveying, property management, investment, development and other property related fields. Read more
This course is designed for non-cognate graduates intending to work in general practice surveying, property management, investment, development and other property related fields.

It focuses on the appraisal of commercial property for occupation, development and investment, largely in an urban context. It will develop your property-related skills and knowledge together with an understanding of finance, business management and marketing in the context of the industry.

On completion of the course, you'll be able to offer a broad range of expertise and skills, harnessing the theories, practices and techniques of real estate management.

You'll gain an insight into the nature of land and property investment, development and management and its impact on the vitality of our cities. Real estate is a significant contributor to the overall economy of the UK.

As a real estate graduate you will find yourself working with people from a diversity of professional backgrounds that interact in order to implement major projects of national and international importance.

Your knowledge and understanding of innovative methods of financing such as the Private Finance Initiative will provide you with the necessary skills to work in partnership between private and public sectors.

Modules

Institutional and legal context for property
Construction and planning
Valuations
Advanced valuations
Real estate economics and finance
Applied valuation and the management of property interests
Corporate real estate management
Property investment appraisal
Dissertation

Optional:

Please be aware that option selection is subject to availability.

Behavioural finance
Building control
Building Information Modelling and collaborative working
Management of health and safety in construction
History of architecture and construction
International real estate and construction
Legal resolution of property and construction disputes

Placements

Market report and case study analysis:

Students on our Real Estate course can choose to study International Real Estate and Construction as an optional module. For this complex module students need to go on a study visit to an international city which has an emerging real estate and construction market.

Past students have gone abroad to take in either Dubai in the United Arab Emirates or Shanghai in the People's Republic of China. The field trip includes visits to real estate companies and construction firms, site visits and meetings with various professionals. From these briefings, students need to produce a country report that includes a detailed strategy including how they could break through in the real estate or construction market in these overseas destinations.

Accreditation

The MSc/PgDip is fully accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

Brighter connections

London location affording access to:

• Major development areas and schemes to visits / study
• The main offices of the country's leading property consultancies and companies
• The RICS headquarters and its library
• Other professional and academic libraries and exhibitions
• A well developed alumni organisation
• Extensive programmes of talks and lectures, promoted by the RICS and others, often at reduced cost or free to students.

Employability

Successful students work as valuers, property managers, agents, advisors and corporate professionals working in a dynamic and fast changing property industry. To date employment prospects have been excellent with many graduates joining major real estate consultancies, as well as a broad range of private and public organisations involved in property.

LSBU Employability Services

LSBU is committed to supporting you develop your employability and succeed in getting a job after you have graduated. Your qualification will certainly help, but in a competitive market you also need to work on your employability, and on your career search. Our Employability Service will support you in developing your skills, finding a job, interview techniques, work experience or an internship, and will help you assess what you need to do to get the job you want at the end of your course. LSBU offers a comprehensive Employability Service, with a range of initiatives to complement your studies, including:

• Direct engagement from employers who come in to interview and talk to students
• Job Shop and on-campus recruitment agencies to help your job search
• Mentoring and work shadowing schemes.

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***Please note that we are requesting a £2,000 deposit from International (out with the EU) applicants who are eligible for an offer to this programme. Read more
***Please note that we are requesting a £2,000 deposit from International (out with the EU) applicants who are eligible for an offer to this programme. Please see Business School Deposits [http://www.gla.ac.uk/postgraduate/businessschooldeposits/] for more information.***

The Masters in Management with International Real Estate provides you with a detailed understanding of modern business principles, techniques and contextual conditions, paying particular attention to international real estate. The programme is tailored for those who anticipate a management career with international or multinational corporations. It combines a balanced coverage of core business and management subjects with a specialised focus on real estate management within a corporate context.

•You will understand how real estate can support the core activities of any organisation and enable you to make informed financial decisions through the application of real estate valuation and appraisal techniques.
•You will work with a peer group of like-minded students at a similar stage in their management development, and with complementary interests and ambitions. It is an engaging and stimulating learning experience, with staff and students coming together in a vibrant postgraduate community.
•The University of Glasgow Adam Smith Business School celebrates the legacy of Adam Smith by developing enlightened and enterprising graduates and internationally recognised research with real socio-economic impact.
•The School is an accredited member of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International).

Programme overview
•MSc: 12 months full-time;

For the MSc you will take six core courses, two optional courses and complete an individual project. There is also a non-assessed, compulsory workshop programme. You will also participate in a series of reflective learning exercises. These include induction events (involving outdoor challenges and cross-cultural team building), strategic case analyses and debates on topics like business ethics.

The taught courses comprise a combination of lectures, seminars, tutorials, fieldwork and project work, both in groups and individually. You will also have opportunities for study trips in the UK and abroad.

Core courses
•People in organisations
•Operations management
•Financial information management
•Real estate valuation and appraisal
•Research methods
•Advanced real estate valuation and appraisal
•Real estate markets
•Strategic real estate management
•International real estate markets.

Optional courses
•Real estate finance and investment
•Real estate development
•International e-commerce
•The business environment in China
•American business and management in an international context
•The internationalisation of small and medium enterprises.

Career prospects
There is a high demand for managers who can act on their own initiative, take personal responsibility, show leadership potential, and adapt to changing circumstances. As a graduate of this programme, these are the kind of attributes we would expect you to possess. You will also have a specialisation in international real estate, giving you an advantage in management opportunities that arise in this sector.

There is a strong focus on personal and career development on the programme. You will attend sessions dedicated to enhancing your CV and your interview technique, as well as careers advice shops and job market analysis meetings. You will have contact with graduate employers through a programme of guest speakers, practitioner-led workshops and career events.

Recent graduates have gained senior positions as financial analysts, development executives, client services managers, contract managers, human resource managers, property consultants, sales and marketing managers.

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This programme offers students the opportunity to explore international property markets whilst also learning from the real estate market and practice here in the UK. Read more
This programme offers students the opportunity to explore international property markets whilst also learning from the real estate market and practice here in the UK. Interdisciplinary and holistic in nature, this programme examines the factors that influence the pricing of real estate.

Why this programme

◾If you are interested in helping to shape the future of towns, cities and regions, this this programme will provide you with an excellent base on which to build a fascinating and rewarding career.
◾There is significant input from industry to our teaching programme, including teaching on some courses, guest lectures and seminars.
◾If you want to establish a career as a chartered surveyor, primarily as a member of the Commercial Property Practice or Valuation or Property Finance and Investment Professional Groups of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), this programme is designed for you.
◾This programme is professionally accredited by the RICS.
◾An optional field trip to London will provide you with an insight into the complex socio-economic dynamics of city building and design through visits to high profile real estate, planning and regeneration projects. You will have the opportunity to both meet and speak with senior industry professionals and policy-makers involved in the delivery of major urban developments. Past trips have included visits to The Shard, Olympic Park, Crossrail, Battersea Power Station.

Programme structure

You will take a series of core courses, choose optional courses and undertake a dissertation or a major project in international real estate. There is also an opportunity to take part in an international study trip. The real estate profession is multi-disciplinary in nature so you will begin with lectures, seminars, tutorials and case studies in courses that provide you with an understanding of how urban economies and markets function, and the processes involved in urban development.

Towards the end of semester 1 you will start to develop core real estate skills and continue to build on this knowledge base in semester 2 by developing and applying core real estate skills in project, lab, field and team practice-based activities.

Core Courses
◾Advanced real estate valuation and appraisal
◾Global cities
◾Governance and markets
◾Development process
◾Development economics
◾Professional practice, ethics and management
◾Real estate valuation and appraisal
◾Real estate finance and investment
◾Real estate markets.

Optional Courses
◾Asian cities
◾International real estate analysis

Career prospects

Opportunities exist in real estate agencies and consultancies, financial institutions, property developers, house builders, local authorities, and the civil service. There are also informal opportunities to meet people from industry at open events and recruitment presentations and we will also support you to arrange professional work placements.

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